Love & Death (& Dance & Drama): Tulsa Ballet Offers "Onegin" by the Late John Cranko
On this edition of ST, we are discussing "Onegin," the universally acclaimed 20th-century ballet by the late choreographer John Cranko, with music by Tchaikovsky, which Tulsa Ballet will present this coming weekend (October 28th through the 30th) at the Tulsa PAC. This ballet -- based on the Alexander Pushkin verse-novel called "Eugene Onegin" -- offers the love story of Tatiana and Onegin. It's a rich and engaging tale of unrequited romance -- as full of complex drama as it is great dancing -- and you can learn more about this ballet here. Our guest is Jane Bourne, who is working closely with Tulsa Ballet in order to stage this masterpiece. She has, over the years, staged Cranko's ballets for companies around the world, including the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Australian Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of China, The Royal Ballet, and others.